Moms Talk: Into the Deep End
Join our Moms Council as they discuss how to get kids into the water, and make sure they know how to swim safely.
Each week in Moms Talk, our Moms Council of experts and smart mothers take your questions, give advice and share solutions.
Moms, dads, grandparents and the diverse families who make up our community will have a new resource for questions about local neighborhood schools, the best pediatricians, 24-hour pharmacies and the thousands of other issues that arise while raising children.
Here's this week's question:
Summer is here! And that means hot dogs, popsicles and swimming. We all know not to give babies and/or toddlers hot dogs -- it's the number one choking hazard. I'm sure we know a good healthy yogurt popsicle recipe or just click here (http://www.oprah.com/food/Tyler-Florences-Yogurt-Popsicles-Recipe). But how is the swimming going? Do you have little fishes or are they afraid to stick a big toe in the shallow end? What age is the right age for swim lessons? Have you had any luck with local swim classes or park district activities? How do we get our kids swimming and make sure they are safe in the water?